Rizwan, Babar shine as Pakistan beat Canada by 7 wickets


Mohammad Rizwan’s 53-run knock helped Pakistan beat Canada by seven wickets on the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on Tuesday.

Pakistan batters lastly rose to the event to beat Canada by seven wickets of their must-win Group A match and provides their marketing campaign a lift within the T20 World Cup in New York on Tuesday.

Opting to bowl, Pakistani bowlers produced a unified present to limit Canada for a modest 106/7.

Chasing, opener Mohammad Rizwan and skipper Babar Azam took Pakistan over the road with 15 balls to spare.

Rizwan aand Babar shared 63 runs for the second wicket to arrange the platform for the win.

Babar made a run-a-ball 33 with one six and a 4, whereas Rizwan as soon as once more performed the position of an anchor in a small chase, scoring 53 not out from as many deliveries with two fours and a six.

Pakistan did seem like making heavy climate of a modest chase once they had crawled to twenty-eight for 1 within the powerplay with the Canadian seamers doing a fantastic job.

However, run-scoring grew to become a lot simpler when Canada spinners got here into the assault and with their huge expertise, Babar and Rizwan introduced the equation down with deft rotation of the strike and punishing the dangerous balls.

Earlier within the first half, Aaron Johnson’s 52 was the one vibrant spot for Canada as an impressed Pakistan restricted their opponents to 106 for 7.

On a two-paced wicket with the occasional uneven bounce making the remainder of their batters battle, Johnson waged a lone battle for Canada with a 44-ball 52, studded with 4 sixes and as many fours even as the Pakistani bowlers saved chipping away with wickets.

While Mohammad Amir was the choose of the bowlers with 4-0-13-2, Haris Rauf returned with 2/26 whereas Shaheen Shah Afridi (1/21) and Naseem Shah (1/24) recovered nicely after wayward begins.

The solely Canadian batter to hassle the Pakistan bowlers, Johnson didn’t shrink back from attacking on each out there alternative.

It was his hits down the bottom that caught the attention and he managed to clear the ropes with brute energy even when he had not timed them nicely.

But shortly after having accomplished his half-century, Johnson perished when he missed a Naseem Sham supply to be cleaned up.

With the burly Johnson dismissed on the workforce complete of 73, Canada have been at risk of being restricted for a lot much less and even bowled out however skipper Saad Bin Zafar (10) and Kaleem Sana (13) took their workforce previous the 100-run mark to offer their bowlers a complete to bowl at.

The stress was telling when Pakistan’s strike bowler Shaheen started with two full tosses on the pads and Johnson put them away for boundaries.

Johnson cashed in once more when Naseem started with a supply transferring away from the batter however he despatched it flying over the sphere on the off-side for the third 4.

Pakistan’s first success got here by means of Amir, who after being hit for a first-ball 4, cleaned up Navneet Dhaliwal off the ultimate supply.

Shaheen returned with a change of ends to get Pargat Singh (2) caught by Fakhar Zaman as Pakistan pulled issues again by the top of the powerplay.

Imad Wasim then produced a direct hit from cowl to expire Nicholas Kirton (1) on the non-striker’s finish, which piled up additional stress on Johnson who did all of the heavylifting within the high order.

Haris Rauf produced a double-wicket tenth over to have Shreyas Movva (2) caught behind and Ravinderpal Singh (0) caught within the first slip to depart Canada reeling at 54 for 5, whereas additionally finishing his 100 T20I wickets.

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Nilesh Desai
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